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THE ATLANTIC IS GOOD FOR YOU: SW72 KIBOKO TUJA AT 2014 ARC EDITION

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After two weeks of the Atlantic, rather than being fed up one only wants to continue. By this stage, one has settled into the routine of watches and helms duty and it is a pleasure to navigate and steer, to feel the boat, dine with friends, enjoy the sea, the nights, the sunrises, the sunsets. The ARC is good for one’s health.

Owner SW72 Kiboko Tuja

I had wanted to try my hand at oceanic navigation for a long time, and in 2010, after a 10 year break, I decided it was time. Kiboko, a Southern Wind 72 designed by Reichel Pugh in 2006, was perfect for this new start and soon became Kiboko Tuja (… Tuja is my dog). Racing boats aside, the other yachts were those of the summer charters. Kiboko Tuja was perfect for the Arc, and so, on November 24th, we found ourselves waiting at the starting line in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, destination Saint Lucia. It was an incredible show: 224 boats of all kinds and 34 others in the Racing Division, but above all, the atmosphere was fun, and increasingly competitive. Then came the departure. The fleet divided into categories, a short line for those of us in the Racing group. There was very little space. Via!, we were away, struggling to emerge from the shadows of the islands into the Atlantic.

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